ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Oct. 2 – Oct. 8, 2016

A WONDER of a week at the Smithsonian with 3D art, a new children’s music collection and a brand-new Eld’s Deer faun.

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You Can Now See The Beauty Of The Renwick’s WONDER In 3D

DCist, Oct. 4, 2016

Art installation made of rainbow colored thread

Plexus A1 by Gabriel Dawe (Photo by Benjamin Strahs)

The Renwick Gallery may have closed its most popular exhibit this summer, but the Smithsonian is inviting people to re-immerse themselves in the beauty of WONDER on their phones. And in 3D, to boot.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has created an app that lets viewers virtually walk through the museum with 360-degree, 3D panoramic views, and watch videos of the exhibit’s artists discussing their dazzling works. Read more from Christina Sturdivant for DCist.

Smithsonian Folkways acquires Bobby Susser’s New Hope Records Catalog

The Huffington Post, Oct. 4, 2016

snapshot of producer and musician, Simon in ballcap and sweatshirt

Bobby Susser and Paul Simon

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, whose mission includes preserving and disseminating music from all over the world, has acquired Bobby Susser’s New Hope Records catalog of award-winning music for young children. ‘Bobby Susser Songs for Children,’ a 12-album set to be released direct-to-digital September 9, features some of Susser’s most highly acclaimed music, originally issued between 1994 and 2012. The new collection makes available songs that have become staples of America’s children’s music canon. Read more from Battersby Duo for The Huffington Post.

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Brings Art and Fashion Together

NBC-4 Washington, Oct. 5, 2016

If you’re looking for unique gifts for your family and friends this holiday season, be sure to check out the annual Smithsonian Craft2Wear show this weekend. Cissel Gott,, president of the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, and Nancy Low, the co-chair of this year’s show, stopped by News4 Midday to walk about all the wearable crafts that will be on sale this Friday and Saturday.

Video: Endangered deer gives birth to fawn

WJLA-Washington, Oct. 5, 2016

An endangered Eld’s deer gave birth to a fawn at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on Sunday.

The Smithsonian National Zoo says that the mother, Sienna, and the newborn fawn both appear to be doing well. The fawn is now nursing and will be given routine check-ups over the next few weeks to make sure she is growing normally. Read more from Galen Rende for ABC 7.

Posted: 20 October 2016
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